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Climbing hempweed, Mikania scandens

 

Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Group: Dicot

Life span: Perennial

Origin: North America

Growth form: Forb/herb

Very hardy vine with opposite leaves at swollen nodes on the stem. Stems are hairy. Leaves are triangular or heart-shaped with 2 or 3 large bumps or teeth on the margin, 6 inches long, 4 inches wide. Flowers are pinkish, purplish or white. Climbs by leaning on things. Propagation is vegetatively by rooting from nodes on the stem.